Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Changes

Do you ever have one of those days when you feel like there's so much about your life you want to change? I'm having one. It's ranged from things as trivial and specific as getting my hair cut, to more significant and difficult as becoming more other-centered. It's a little overwhelming. And probably the biggest change I want to make is from being someone who thinks a lot about change to someone who actually does change. I'm not so great on the follow through, especially on the big stuff. What is the secret to making changes in life? Is it hard core determination and self-discipline? Is it breaking it down into a step-by-step plan? Wanting to change is an easy first step, and too often the last for me. And if I don't really do anything about it, do I really want it, or just want to want it? I could drive myself crazy with the questions and I seem to have an endless list. And instead of doing something about it, I write a blog entry about it and succesfully avoid another 10 minutes of making any significant changes in my life. It's easier, at least in the moment!

4 comments:

ben, tam, and rowyn smith said...

Oh, such similar thoughts... I just wrote a blog entry that I didn't publish called "reset button". I, too, struggle with the action part of change, but have found baby steps soon lead to a bigger change that you wondered how you would make. You go girl! Ro and I are praying for you......

Julianne said...

Thanks Tammy! After writing this, I got a sponteanous hair cut the other day... just drove by my favourite place and chopped it off. The world isn't a better place because of it, but felt good to do!! Baby steps :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Julianne! Although I'm not that great at making massive change, I was inspired by a book called "Getting to Maybe". I would suggest it to you - think you may find it insightful.

Catherine-Anne

Julianne said...

Thanks Cous! I'll check it out!